Department of Comparative Medicine


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Mission Statement

The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is committed to advancing the diversity of faculty, students, and staff involved in fulfilling our Departmental mission. We view diversity as a broad core value, which includes differences in sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, disabilities, and other issues of disparity. Diversity brings new perspectives and better solutions to the workplace and creative research discoveries. We view individual issues of diversity as dynamic requiring frequent consideration, measurement and reassessment. Enhancing diversity in our faculty, students, and staff is dependent upon enabling and fostering an embedded climate of inclusion.  Embracing inclusion as a core element is essential to provide a transition from where encouraging diversity is a focused event to one where it becomes an innate part of how we operate on a daily basis.  Achieving this goal requires persistence and the willingness and determination to advance change by policy, mentoring, education, exposure and especially example.


The Department of Comparative Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee 

The DCM DEI committee meets quarterly to facilitate the DCMs pursuit of the objectives and goals of the DCM diversity statement.  The goals of the DEI committee include providing education and context for diversity related issues; building a repertoire of diversity enhancing strategies; providing advice and information for DCM search and admissions committees about best practices in faculty, student, and staff recruitment; and developing guidelines and rubrics for recruitment, retention, and professional development.


Current members of the DCM Diversity Committee include:


If you want to get involved with this committee, please contact Brian

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

For a comprehensive list of UW campus Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resources, including:

  • Campus and Community DEI resources
  • Graduate School Resources
  • Courses, Programs, and Educational Resources
  • Affinity Groups and Resources

Please visit this link compiled by the UW Department of Immunology: